WHAT WE DO

With over 700 students and nearly forty faculty, Inspire Music is one of the largest private music studios in the Bay Area. Our diverse faculty brings a wide range of musical experience, offering instruction in many different instruments and musical styles. In addition to our private lessons, we also offer instrument rentals, accessories, and group classes.

ABOUT

  • Instrument Rentals​

  • Private Instruction

  • Instrument Accessories and Maintenance

  • Summer Camps and Rock Bands

  • Free Educational Seminars for Our Customers

  • SOTA Audition Prep

ABOUT

PIANO INSTRUCTORS

ANNIE

SMITH

JILLIAN KIM

NAOMI

STINE

KELLI

CASEY

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

BEAU

DREAM

LORA

LIBBY

COLIN

BRADY

CAROLINA

TANNOUS

VOCAL INSTRUCTORS

VICTOR CERVANTES

ANNIE

SMITH

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

LORA

LIBBY

SUZANNE

RIVIN

GUITAR INSTRUCTORS

LUKE

DOUGHTY

ZACH

MATTOCKS

HENRY MOSER

FRANCIS

OLIVERA

BRETT

EASTMAN

ANTONY

KAKAMAKOV

PABLO DAVILA

VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS

VICTORIA

PERENYI

BEAU

DREAM

ANNAMARIE

ARAI

MIA

NARDI-HUFFMAN

WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORS

KYLE

BEARD

COURTNEY

WISE

JENNA

COUNTRYMAN

DRUM INSTRUCTORS

CHRISTIAN

ARRIOLA

BRETT

EASTMAN

Andrew Friedman

Andrew Friedman is a San Francisco-based clarinetist and educator devoted to performing music new and old, large and small. His freelance credits include symphony, ballet, and opera institutions around the Bay Area and was a substitute clarinetist with the Auburn Symphony Orchestra and served as principal clarinet of the Seattle Wind Symphony for their 2014-2015 season.

 

As an orchestral performer, he has collaborated with conductors including Gerard Schwarz, Alan Piersen, Carl St. Clair, and Edwin Outwater, and has been featured as a soloist with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music New Music Ensemble and the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra. Recorded appearances include a special broadcast of NPR’s From The Top celebrating the Conservatory’s centennial anniversary and the soundtrack to Christopher Coppola’s 2017 feature film "Torch".

 

Aside from his performing activities, Friedman teaches students in clarinet and saxophone around the Bay Area and has served as a coach for the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble. He presented a paper on the mid-century African-American composer William Levi Dawson at the 2014 meeting of the American Musicological Society, Pacific Northwest Chapter, and was a panelist at the 2014 Race and Pedagogy National Conference, speaking about classroom conditions involving discussions of non-white, non-canonical composers.

 

Friedman is also an active composer with a catalogue of works for a variety of wind and brass instruments; his most recent work, "Open" for unaccompanied clarinet, was premiered in recital at the California State University Fullerton in April 2019. Friedman graduated with honors from the University of Puget Sound with degrees in Music Performance and English and holds an MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; his teachers included Carey Bell, Dr. Kelly Burke, and Jennifer Nelson. He trained as a clarinet fellow at the Round Top Festival Institute and as a young performing artist for two summers at the Eastern Music Festival.